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Will a shift to longitudinal experiences improve medical education?

As a medical student who just completed this third year of training, I took special interest in Dr. Pauline Chen’s recent article about Harvard Medical School’s “Integrated Clerkship” – a program that eliminates traditional block-style clerkships and asks students to follow a panel of “up to 100 patients” longitudinally over the course of a year [...]
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Medical students taking a mandatory rotation in geriatrics

Industries / Medical : Kevin MD Medical Weblog (3 years ago)

by Eric Widera, MD What happens when you randomly assign medical students to either a mandatory two week rotation in specialized geriatric training or to a traditional non-geriatric clerkship that sees a lot of old people? Will ther... Read Post

Stop framing medical training around a particular hospital service

Industries / Medical : Kevin MD Medical Weblog (2 years ago)

“Teaching TLC,” the cover story of the Boston Globe Magazine earlier this year, is about the Cambridge Integrated Clerkship (CIC), the unique program where I spent my third year of medical school. In the piece, Dr. Ishani Ganguli ex... Read Post

Med schools promote training that lets students follow individual patients

Health : (2 years ago)

Longitudinal integrated clerkships have been around for decades. A small but growing number of medical schools are turning to them to promote patient-centered care. Read Post

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